Recipe

Italian meatballs

  • 1 hr 20 mins cooking
  • Makes 24 Item
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Ingredients

Italian meatballs
  • 375 gram (12 ounces) minced (ground) beef
  • 250 gram (8 ounces) lean minced (ground) pork
  • 1 small_piece (80g) brown onion , chopped finely
  • 2 cup (150g) fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup (250ml) milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 small_piece (75g) green capsicum (bell pepper), chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, extra
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed, extra
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) dry white wine
  • 400 gram (12½ ounces) canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup (140g) tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cup (375ml) chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley, extra, finely chopped
  • 375 gram (12 ounces) spaghetti sprigs fresh curly-leaf parsley

Method

Italian meatballs
  • 1
    Combine beef, pork, onion, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, capsicum, flat-leaf parsley and garlic in a large bowl, season. Roll mixture into 24 balls.
  • 2
    Heat oil in a large frying pan, cook meatballs, in batches, for 5 minutes or unitl browned all over. Drain on paper towel.
  • 3
    Heat extra oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook extra garlic, stirring until fragrant. Add wine, tomatoes, paste and stock, bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, cook, covered, for 15 minutes. Add meatballs, simmer, covered, for 25 minutes. Stir in extra flat-leaf parsley, season to taste.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in a large saucepan of boiling water until tender, drain.
  • 5
    Serve spaghetti topped with meatballs and curly-leaf parsley sprigs.

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